Hypnosis can be used independently or along with other treatments, for example as one of many relaxation methods for treating chronic pain, or in conjunction with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), to assist in challenging negative thinking patterns, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), to provide very fast effective changes without the need to delve into painful or traumatic past experiences.
Hypnotherapy? How can it help?
Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
The process itself aims to alter our state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focussing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness – reached using skilled relaxation techniques – allows the therapist to then make appropriate suggestions.
When might hypnotherapy be useful?
Hypnotherapy is widely endorsed as a treatment for habit breaking, stress related issues and for a range of long-term conditions, and in recent years has been gaining steam in the medical world after a recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
While more concrete evidence is needed to support the use of hypnosis in additional areas as an alternative to conventional medicine, many have found the process has been incredibly effective either when used in tandem with traditional treatment or when used independently after other avenues have been exhausted.
extracts taken from http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/content/industryfaqs.html